Bring low-maintenance life indoors!
The season of summer is almost upon us, and many of us are making the most of the beautiful flowers. However, if you’re not quite the horticulturist that you’d like to be, even your most careful attempts at keeping flowers alive fail.
Why not choose charming and unique plants? Opt for succulents! They are low-maintenance, almost impossible to kill, and make delightful additions to the home.
Here’s how to plant a succulent bowl for summer!
What you need:
- A bowl – Any cereal bowl, mug, or pretty decorative bowl will do. Avoid wood or plastic.
- Succulents – They should go well together with varied colors and sizes. Usually warm and cool colors should not be potted together. You can find succulents at any home and gardening store or your local nursery!
- Cactus potting mix – This is important for the health of your succulents.
- Gardening shears – For a really successful arrangement, use shears to trim plants that have outgrown the container.
- Choose your vessel first. It’s important to know what size bowl you want to fill before shopping for succulents.
- Select your plants. As a rough guide, choose 2 “centerpiece succulents” and 3 to 4 filler succulents that will surround the centerpieces.
- Set the potted “centerpiece” plants in your bowls to see how they fit. Add potting soil to the bottom of the bowl so that the base of the succulent is flush, or even slightly above the edge of the bowl.
- Break the roots of your first centerpiece plant. Breaking up the roots helps the plant re-establish itself. Don’t water at this point, unless the soil is bone-dry. Place the first centerpiece plant in your bowl.
- Break the roots of your other succulents and continue to arrange. Keep in mind that you can break apart clusters of succulents. These plants are very tolerant of abuse!
- Fill up the arrangement until the bowl is completely packed with soil and plants.
- Shear any lose leaves. Feel free to trim off anything that doesn’t look plump or pretty anymore. The plant will regenerate faster than you think.
- Keep the arrangement fresh and happy! Give it natural light, water sparingly, and trim and replant occasionally!
From the professionals at Agers Insurance Services, we hope that you delight in planting and enjoying these sweet succulents! Be sure to visit us for all of your insurance services in Oakley, California.